miles, 18 states with watches and warnings. the biggest heavy snow threats are in the midwest. parts of kansas are expecting as much as a foot and a half of snow. meteorologist chad myers joins me now live with the latest. chad, you say the snow, the ice, the tornadoes, they're all coming from one storm system? >> from one storm. now, not in the same place. the snow will be many one place. ice will be in another. tornadoes will be down in louisiana. that kind of all spreads itself out. the size, the strength of this storm is going to go all the way from the dakotas all the down to houston. one side warm, one side cold. right here, the pink area behind me, jake, this is hard to imagine, 470,000 square miles under winter storm warnings right now. the triple threat we're calling it -- the heavy snow to the north, the ice over parts of arkansas, the severe weather across louisiana, and as that severe weather kind of dies out but stalls, flooding east of there into the southeast. a big storm. this would be the quintessential western movie tonight get out of dodge because dodge city, you are in the middle of a bull's-eye. it could be 16 or 18 inches right over you.